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3 reasons most companies are only 20 percent to cloud transformation

The way some providers seem to describe it, cloud transformation is easy. All companies must do is migrate all workloads to one cloud, modernize their applications and enjoy the full benefits of the digital transformation. Of course, if it were really so easy, the majority of businesses would already have done it. The reality, though, […]

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5 cloud predictions for 2019

2018 was a landmark year for cloud with a flurry of mergers and acquisitions, perhaps none more so than the IBM bid to acquire Red Hat, the Kubernetes supporter through Red Hat OpenShift and open source powerhouse behind Red Hat Enterprise Linux. This and other new alliances are certain to accelerate technological advances that set […]

How DevOps tools make applications go faster and farther

The term DevOps has been in existence for at least a decade now. In tech years, a decade is a long time. It’s hard to measure how pervasive the DevOps model has become in that decade, but it’s safe to say that most, if not all, development and operations teams know about it, and many […]

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Bringing AI and esports together with Watson on cloud

Whether players are physically on the field or controlling virtual avatars in digital settings, IBM Watson is helping sports fans catch the most breathtaking moments. At the 2019 Game Developers Conference this week, IBM showcased how it’s using artificial intelligence (AI) on the IBM Cloud to make esports fan experiences better and improve player performance. […]

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IBM unleashes the power of multicloud

According to a recent study, 98 percent of enterprises surveyed plan to use multiple hybrid clouds within three years. This may include the use of multiple cloud providers including IBM Cloud, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure, Google Cloud Platform (GCP) or traditional on-premises environments. The IBM approach is to meet you wherever you are on […]

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What is event streaming? The next step for business

As data proliferates across business types, event streaming is becoming ever more important. But what is event streaming? A simple way to think about it is that event streaming enables companies to analyze data that pertains to an event and respond to that event in real time. Currently, in all markets, everything is being driven […]

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7 considerations for choosing the right hybrid cloud provider

Hybrid cloud computing is an attractive option for businesses that want to combine the advantages of public and private clouds. An organization’s hybrid cloud provider will be an important partner as it integrates on-premises systems with cloud-based ones. Before awarding this important contract, there are seven important aspects to consider. 1. Get to know your workloads. Before […]

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Keep data safe, even when in use by container applications

One of the challenges for DevOps professionals is ensuring applications protect data while it is in use. According to Container Journal, that challenge may now be easier for developers to overcome because of IBM Cloud Data Shield, “which runs containerized applications in secure enclaves on the IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service”. IBM Cloud Data Shield uses […]

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Simplifying complex modernization strategies with the right tools

A few years ago, NASA found water on Mars and mountains on Pluto. The first ever self-driving cars hit the road across the country. And organizations were still building compute workloads with monolithic applications in their local, dedicated data centers with predefined support and upgrade cycles. How far we’ve come since then. Companies are realizing […]

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Providing around-the-clock call center support using a cognitive virtual assistant

According to Investopedia, financial technology has grown explosively since the mobile internet and smartphone revolution. Originally referring to computer technology applied to the back office of banks or trading firms, “fintech” now describes a variety of financial activities, from depositing a check with a smartphone to managing investments, generally without the assistance of a person. […]

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For a better cloud strategy, look to data

Enterprise cloud strategy is undergoing revolutionary changes. While initial deployments focused largely on back-office support functions and migrating workloads to off-site infrastructure, the modern cloud has become a go-to solution for top-tier workloads and forward-looking initiatives, such as mobile data and the Internet of Things (IoT). While most people have traditionally viewed the cloud as […]

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Why organizations should make strategy central to cloud transformation

In his conversation with General Manager of IBM Hybrid Cloud Services Jim Comfort, InformationWeek’s Joao-Pierre S. Ruth asked a big question: what sets IBM apart from other cloud services? Throughout the interview, Comfort stressed that one of the key components is strategy. “All of the large deals that we’ve done have had a business strategy, […]

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Keep the honeymoon going with the right DevOps environment

By marrying a company’s software development processes and IT operations, DevOps breaks down organizational silos, improves business performance and lowers costs. When done right, the DevOps honeymoon never ends. But chemistry only happens when an enterprise shapes the goals of its DevOps environment around the proper IT infrastructure. Here are a few considerations to keep […]

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3 reasons most companies are only 20 percent to cloud transformation

The way some providers seem to describe it, cloud transformation is easy. All companies must do is migrate all workloads to one cloud, modernize their applications and enjoy the full benefits of the digital transformation. Of course, if it were really so easy, the majority of businesses would already have done it. The reality, though, […]

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